Organised by the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture(CVAC) as part of the Institute of Advanced Study Theme
November 21st and 22nd 2017
Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham University
The workshop will run from early afternoon on 21st until lunchtime on 22nd.
Call for Papers
We invite proposals for short papers to be given at this workshop.
It is hoped to present a proposal for a special issue to the Science Museum Group Journal
Molecular models participate in attempts to understand the structure of matter; they are one of the most recognizable of scientific artifacts, featuring, for example, in Maggie Hambling’s celebrated portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin and in the much-reproduced photograph of Watson and Crick beside a model of DNA.
Questions to be addressed include:
What roles have molecular models played in scientific practice?
How do they
What roles do they play in non-specialist representations of science?
How do they illuminate the theme of ‘structure’?
Might studies of molecular models and representations of them help us understand ‘visual thinking’?